Skype for Windows Phone 8 is beginning to surface on the Windows Store worldwide, and WPCentral has gotten their hands on the app and shown off an early hands-on demonstration video. One notable feature of Skype for Windows Phone 8 is the ability to remain online at all times without affecting battery life. Microsoft hosts your Skype credentials in the cloud, so it remembers that you’re signed in without using additional power.
It is possible to set yourself to invisible mode for those that wish to appear offline. Skype for WIndows Phone 8 also supports full video chat that takes advantage of the powerful hardware found inside Windows Phone smartphones by Nokia and HTC. Skype can be downloaded from the Windows Store right now, but you may encounter difficulties because the app just went live and is likely experiencing high traffic. Hands-on video is ahead.